“Flash Gordon” quotes

Movie Flash Gordon
Title Flash Gordon
Year 1980
Director Mike Hodges
Genre Sci-Fi, Adventure, Action
Plot – Doctor Zarro, a NASA scientist, notices the Moon is 12 degrees out of its course. He's now sure of what he had announced before: a powerful Cosmos emperor has hijacked the Moon to destroy the Earth. Cleverly, Zarro carries with him the baseball star Flash Gordon and his girlfriend Dale Arden. The culprit is Ming the Merciless, Mongo's emperor, who pretends to welcome the three terrestrials as his guests. Ming however wants to seize Zarro's brain and marry Dale, but his daughter Aura falls in love with Gordon and, thanks to her, the three escape. The girl is punished for treason, meanwhile a coalition against Ming manages to defeat him.
All actors – Sam J. Jones, Melody Anderson, Max von Sydow, Topol, Ornella Muti, Timothy Dalton, Brian Blessed, Peter Wyngarde, Mariangela Melato, John Osborne, Richard O'Brien, John Hallam
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  • “- Princess Aura: My father has never kept a vow in his life!
    - Dale Arden: I can't help that, Aura. Keeping our word is one of the things that make us... better than you.”

    Ornella Muti - Princess Aura
    Melody Anderson - Dale Arden
    [Tag:values, vows]
  • “- Prince Vultan: Flash... when the ship hits the forcefield you'll be killed; this is suicide!
    - Flash Gordon: No Vultan... it's a rational transaction! One life for billions...”

    Brian Blessed - Prince Vultan
    Sam J. Jones - Flash Gordon
    [Tag:death, sacrifice]
  • “- Princess Aura: Fly back to your kingdom. You may see me sooner than you think.
    - Prince Barin: Lying bitch.”

    Ornella Muti - Princess Aura
    Timothy Dalton - Prince Barin
    [Tag:farewell, lying]
  • “Flash, Flash, I love you, but we only have fourteen hours to save the Earth!”
    Melody Anderson - Dale Arden
    [Tag:love, survival, time]
  • “Every thousand years, I test each life system in the Universe. I visit it with mysteries, earthquakes, unpredicted eclipses, strange craters in the wilderness... if these are taken as natural, I judge that system ignorant and harmless - I spare it. But if the Hand of Ming is recognized in these events, I judge that system dangerous to us. I call...” (continue)(continue reading)
    Max von Sydow - The Emperor Ming
  • “- Klytus: Should we stop the torture?
    - The Emperor Ming: No.
    - Princess Aura: Father! Damn you, Father!”

    Peter Wyngarde - Klytus
    Max von Sydow - The Emperor Ming
    Ornella Muti - Princess Aura
  • “- Flash Gordon: This isn't happening, Dale. We're not here. It's just a baddream.
    - Dale Arden: Oh, I agree completely. We'll wake up in any minute in Dock Harbor and have a laugh about this.”

    Sam J. Jones - Flash Gordon
    Melody Anderson - Dale Arden
  • “- Ming's Floating Servant: Long live Flash! You've saved your Earth. Have a nice day.
    - Flash Gordon: Yeah!”

    Sam J. Jones - Flash Gordon
    [Tag:earth, salvation]
  • “- Prince Vultan: My thanks to you, Flash.
    - Flash Gordon: What for?
    - Prince Vultan: For giving an old bird a second chance!”

    Brian Blessed - Prince Vultan
    Sam J. Jones - Flash Gordon
    [Tag:chance, gratitude]
  • “- Dr. Hans Zarkov: We are only interested in friendship. Why do you attack us?
    - The Emperor Ming: Why not? Pathetic earthlings. Hurling your bodies out into the void, without the slightest inkling of who or what is out here. If you had known anything about the true nature of the universe, anything at all, you would've hidden from it in terror.”

    Topol - Dr. Hans Zarkov
    Max von Sydow - The Emperor Ming
  • “I'm a New York City girl. It's a little too quiet around here for me.”
    Melody Anderson - Dale Arden
    [Tag:new york, silence]
  • “- Flash Gordon: Where am I?
    - Princess Aura: Back from the dead. I've saved you.
    - Flash Gordon: My God! How?
    - Princess Aura: By magic, of course. With a kiss, because I like you.”

    Sam J. Jones - Flash Gordon
    Ornella Muti - Princess Aura
    [Tag:death, kiss, magic]
  • “- Kala: We're going to empty your memory as we might empty your pockets... Doctor.
    - Dr. Hans Zarkov: Don't empty my mind! Please, I beg you! My mind is all I have! I've spent my whole life trying to fill it!”

    Mariangela Melato - Kala
    Topol - Dr. Hans Zarkov
    [Tag:memory, mind]
  • “- Dr. Hans Zarkov: What do you find? The moon out of orbit?
    - Munson: By more than 12 degrees. This must be some sort of mistake.
    - Dr. Hans Zarkov: No, it's no mistake... It's an attack! I've been right all these years!”

    Topol - Dr. Hans Zarkov
    William Hootkins - Munson
  • “- The Emperor Ming: Klytus, I'm bored. What play thing can you offer me today?
    - Klytus: An obscure body in the S-K System, Your Majesty. The inhabitants refer to it as the planet... Earth.”

    Max von Sydow - The Emperor Ming
    Peter Wyngarde - Klytus
    [Tag:boredom, earth]
  • “- Flash Gordon: The game's lost, Ming! Stop your attack on Earth and I'll spare your life!
    - The Emperor Ming: You pitifulfool! My life is not for any Earthling to give or take!”

    Sam J. Jones - Flash Gordon
    Max von Sydow - The Emperor Ming
    [Tag:earth, pity]
  • “No one dies in the palace without a command from the Emperor.”
    Peter Wyngarde - Klytus
    [Tag:commanding, death]
  • “- Prince Vultan: That must be one hell of a planet you men come from!
    - Flash Gordon: Not too bad.”

    Brian Blessed - Prince Vultan
    Sam J. Jones - Flash Gordon
  • Prince Barin! I'm not your enemy, Ming is! And you know it yourself. Ming is the enemy of every creature of Mongo! Let's all team up and fight him.”
    Sam J. Jones - Flash Gordon
  • “- Flash Gordon: This Ming is a psycho!
    - Ming's Floating Servant: This Ming is a psycho.
    - Klytus: Who said that?
    - Ming's Floating Servant: The fair-haired prisoner.
    - Klytus: Who are you?
    - Flash Gordon: Flash Gordon. Quarterback. New York Jets.”

    Sam J. Jones - Flash Gordon
    Peter Wyngarde - Klytus
    [Tag:madness, meeting]
  • “- Princess Aura: Look! Water is leaking from her eyes.
    - The Emperor Ming: It's what they call tears, it's a sign of their weakness.”

    Ornella Muti - Princess Aura
    Max von Sydow - The Emperor Ming
  • “- Prince of Ardentia: Your Majesty, we, the people of Ardentia, we have suffered since you blasted our kingdom. I can offer you nothing this year, except my loyalty.
    - Klytus: Prince Thun, we prize nothing more highly. And tell us, how great is this loyalty to your emperor?
    - Prince of Ardentia: Without measure.”

    George Harris - Prince of Ardentia
    Peter Wyngarde - Klytus
  • “- Zogi, the High Priest: Do you, Ming the Merciless, Ruler of the Universe, take this Earthling Dale Arden, to be your Empress of the Hour?
    - The Emperor Ming: Of the hour, yes.
    - Zogi, the High Priest: Do you promise to use her as you will?
    - The Emperor Ming: Certainly!
    - Zogi, the High Priest: Not to blast her into space?
    - Zogi, the High...” (continue)
    (continue reading)
    Philip Stone - Zogi, the High Priest
    Max von Sydow - The Emperor Ming
    Melody Anderson - Dale Arden
  • “Onward my brave Hawkmen! Let this be known forever as Flash Gordon's Day!”
    Brian Blessed - Prince Vultan
  • “- The Emperor Ming: Klytus! What is he doing?
    - Klytus: I don't know, sir! It looks like some kind of barbaric sport!”

    Max von Sydow - The Emperor Ming
    Peter Wyngarde - Klytus